I'm a regular holiday traveller and in recent years I've been able to do more thanks to the budget airlines like Easyjet and Ryanair. I try to have 3 main holidays a year for 7-8 days which leaves a couple of weeks for long weekend breaks throughout the rest of the year.
I'm a European traveller. I've never really been interested in going further afield and I've visited most of the countries in Europe.
Some of that travel was linked to football. I'm an Aston Villa fan and we used to play in Europe! See Chapter 2.
I tend to head for the hills. I like mountain scenery and walking. I'm lucky in having a good crowd of friends who share my interests. You'll see reference to Kirk's Tours which is our unofficial name. My brother Tony and I tend to do the organising for our trips. Our motto is "Will the Kirk's Tour party please assemble in the bar!"
I have been known to drink a few beers. See Chapter 3.
My favourite place is Garmisch Partenkirchen in Bavaria and I've got the place logged in my travel pages. See Chapter 4.
I've done a list of favourite places and why. See Chapter 5.
Having said that there are very few places I haven't liked. See Chapter 6. If you like meeting people and having a few jars there's usually something good wherever you go and I'm easy to please.
I like music and over the years whenever I hear certain songs they remind me of places I've visited. Chapter 7 lists some of those songs.
In over 25 years there is only one person who is no longer welcome and I've saved Chapter 8 for "The Hen". I'm sure everyone else has gone away with someone and regretted it. Perhaps VT should set up a site so we can share those experiences and have a laugh about it.